|VOL 13 ISSUE 2||February 2017|
It brings me great pleasure to announce that my first ever Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded. Oh, and by the way it is still going strong until February 20th. I just announced the first stretch goal to be a guitar pick with the Gene Simmons bodypainting image printed on it. I had recently contributed to a Lady Death Kickstarter project that came with a printed guitar pick and I thought that was a very cool idea. I have a few more stretch goals in mind, but I haven't announced any yet.
I threw a party to kick off the Kickstarter Campaign and thanks to some of the best friends and family in the world, it was a huge success. I had printed a limited edition 1st printing of the book and sold out all twenty-five numbered and signed copies by the end of the party. The venue was Unexpected Art gallery in downtown Phoenix and we had the video wall scrolling through the images from the book, an awesome food table set up by my sister-in-law Jean Greenawalt, an open bar tended by cover model Megan Brock, and plenty of live music from Joe Vito, Roger Wiedaback, Ed Clapper, and Ryan Tree. Plus the incredible bonus about hosting the event here was that I also had an art gallery showing that was installed by friends Rand Lyons and Dick Kelley. The event was simulcast on Facebook Live and I will be adding that video to my Youtube Channel for posterity soon.
Click on the book cover below to go and check out the Kickstarter page.
There is an annual event that is held at a junkyard in Wittman, Arizona. Photographers, models, and makeup artists are invited to pay a nominal fee of $12 for the opportunity to work with each other in a truly unique location. It was my first time attending and I had no idea what to expect. There ended up being at least one hundred people there. Many in cosplay attire with an emphasis on post-apocolyptic themes and many were scantily clad in glamourous outfits in stark contrast to the rusting cars and stacked tires that stretched on for acres. Here are two shots that I took of models Jami Watts and Heather Renee Nance.
A shout out to Zane Greenawalt who was the Homecoming King for his senior year at Horizon Honors High School. He's getting ready to go to college and has already received some scholarship opportunities to Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. I'm anxious to see how that unfolds.
And also a shout out to my son Sage Greenawalt who is now a home owner. He and Savannah bought a house near Dobson Ranch Park in Mesa and they can now begin the nesting for the new baby coming in May. The "working title" for the new baby boy is Wesley and his big brother Gavin is anxious to meet him. This is the third generation of two brothers, by the way, starting with me and my brother Curt, then my boys Sage and Zane, and now we have Gavin and Wesley.
February 10th, 2017 - Alwun House Exotic Art Exhibition, Live Painting with model Jami Watts, 1204 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ
February 21st, 2017 - Private Party for Kickstarter Campaign Ending for Coats Of Paint - The Body Art of Mark Greenawalt
March 3rd, 2017 - Unexpected Art Gallery, Art exhibition and live bodypainting, for First Friday, 734 W Polk St, Phoenix, AZ
March 30th, 2017 - Lotus Contemporary Art Gallery, New location in Scottsdale for First Thursdays, 7077 E Main St. #6, Scottsdale, AZ
May 25th-28th, 2017 - Phoenix Comicon (I have a booth this year instead of an artists table!), Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona
July 1, 2017 – July 4, 2017 - WesterCon, Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, Arizona
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